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Summary

  1. Hutton's first Villa goal
  2. Konchesky off after clash with Hutton
  3. Westwood stretchered off for Villa
  4. FT: West Ham 3-1 Swansea City
  5. Carroll - two headers and one assist

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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A good day for the home sides in this afternoon's Premier League matches with

West Ham beating Swansea at Upton Park before
Aston Villa's victory over Leicester.

The Hammers's win moves them into third in the Premier League but that won't last long with Southampton or Manchester United climbing above them after Monday's meeting on the south coast.

A United victory puts them in third, while a draw or win for Southampton moves them into the top three.

There will be live text commentary and audio on the BBC Sport website. Don't forget Match of the Day 2 at 22:30 this evening on BBC One either.

For now though, we bid you farewell. Thanks for your company.

There is still plenty of live coverage on BBC Sport for you to keep across this evening.

You can follow text commentary of the MLS Cup final between LA Galaxy and New England from 19:30 GMT, while there is a live text going on as we speak as Real Sociedad manager David Moyes looks to make it four matches without defeat in

La Liga against Villareal.

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Coming up on Match of the Day 2

Mark Chapman

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"West Ham v Swansea then Aston Villa v Leicester on Match of the Day 2 at 22:30 GMT on BBC One. Plus goal of the month and yesterday's goals with former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger, Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and former Wales striker John Hartson."

Viewers in Scotland, you'll have to wait until the conclusion of Sportscene, at 23:15.

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, speaking to BBC Sport: "Have we turned the corner? You're never quite sure but we're on a little bit of a run. We went a goal down against the run of play but some of the football we played was fantastic. I'm not one for statistics but someone told me we had 72% of the play. We have got to try and get this massive football club up the table.

On Ashley Westwood's injury: "We won't know more until tomorrow, he's having a scan tomorrow. Hopefully it's not too bad. He wouldn't go down unless it is serious."

Paul Lambert
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David, a Leicester fan, says: "Deep down, we are not good enough. This problem lies firmly at Nigel Pearson's door."

Terry, also a Leicester fan, says: "I was hoping we'd finish fourth bottom, but the problem we've got is the manager."

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Manager reaction

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson to BBC Sport: "It's been another tough day for us in the sense that having gone a goal up, we conceded a really poor equaliser. Then after that it was a story of us not making the most of our own situations. The winning goal was disappointing in terms of awareness. It remains frustrating for us. The longer such a difficult run continues it makes it more difficult. We have got to keep ourselves going at the moment. We'll keep plugging away."

On Konchesky's red card: "We have got conflicting stories as to what it was for. Initially we were led to believe it was for challenge which we find surprising. If it was for a coming together of heads I don't think Konchesky started it."

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"Yes, I've seen the Leicester result. Starting to think the Europa League will be beyond our reach."

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Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas

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"A lot of you Villa fans were on Alan Hutton's back a few years ago, are you happy with his performances this year? Gabby says player of the season."

Premier League reaction on Twitter

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

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Injured Aston Villa forward

Andreas Weimann: Great three points! Good goals from Ciaran Clark and Hutts. Buzzing for them.

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

More from Leicester boss Nigel Pearson on Sky Sports:

On his job security: "There is no point me worrying. Of course I am a proud man, I want to stay in charge but there is no point allowing those added pressure to affect how I am doing my job. We have the players we have, I still have a lot of belief in them and likewise they are behind the staff. Football remains a business in which margins are small and let us face it most, managers in this game and certainly this division have felt the heat in terms of pressure to get results.

"I am being rational about the situation we are in and being prepared to continue to work through what is a difficult time. It is how you deal with adversity that probably is the most important thing and defining thing."

Manager reaction

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, speaking to Sky Sports: "It never rains it pours. A frustrating afternoon for us in the sense we took the lead, conceded a really sloppy equaliser and should do better. It remains very frustrating for us and the longer it goes on the harder it is but there you have it. We just have to get back to work again, get our recovery right and prepare for the next game."

On the red card: "All I can say is that we have had an unclear reasons for it. We were initially led to believe it was for the challenge but I think now it is about clash of heads. Having seen it, if it is for the challenge, I am, not so sure it is a straight red, if it was for a coming together of heads I fully accept there is movement but it is counted against.

Nigel Pearson
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An early bath - again

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Leicester's Paul Konchesky is the fourth player to be sent off for four different Premier League teams, after Carlton Palmer (5), Andy Cole and Scott Parker (both 4).

It really was a miserable day for Leicester all round.

Player reaction

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, speaking to Sky Sports about whether the players are still behind the manager: "100%, no question about that."

Player reaction

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, speaking to BBC Sport: "We were not ruthless enough, we went 1-0 up and let them off the hook and you cannot do that in the Premier League.

"We need some luck but you make your own luck. We have to be more ruthless."

Leicester defender Danny Simpson and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel discuss tactics
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Scott Jackson: I've lost the faith with Leicester now. I think we're going down so I'm just going to try and enjoy our remaining time.

Matthew Galaszia: Back-to-back Villa wins. Am I hallucinating?

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Player reaction

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Aston Villa's Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking to Sky Sports: "You have to win your home games in this league and I think the lads have done brilliantly today. Credit to Alan Hutton, he has been our player of the season so far and for him to get that goal, it will mean a lot to him.

"The Premier League is a tough league but the fans were brilliant today and that is what we need."

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Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

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A lot of the play in the final third at Villa Park but, with Villa having almost 65% of possession, there can few arguments about the result.

Player reaction

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Aston Villa's Alan Hutton, speaking to Sky Sports: "It showed the character of the lads to come behind and we are happy with the three points. It was a great ball in, I took a decent touch and went for it. It is a massive win as I think that is now five games unbeaten.

"There has been a lot of talk about us and how we had a bad run of form but it is five unbeaten now, 11th in the league and hopefully we can only look up now.

"It was a tackle, these things happen, sometimes things get a little heated. A little bit but it is not my decision."

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Darren, Birmingham: An awful season so far for Aston Villa yet they are just behind big spenders Liverpool and Tottenham. It's a strange league.

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Stat attack

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Aston Villa have become the 20th and final team to claim points from a losing position in the Premier League this season.

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Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Sushant Shetty: Did Leicester play with impostors against Manchester United? This team is light years apart from the one who dismantled them.

Jack Grant: Good win. Kasper Schmeichel take a bow.

Tom Sharpe: For all of Villa's woes, they are only three points off of eighth...

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So what has that done to the Premier League table? Aston Villa are just one position away from the top 10, while Leicester remain rock bottom. Only four points between the Foxes and safety though.

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

"A very big win for Aston Villa. The home side have got some momentum now and the return of Christian Benteke has given them a huge boost. Leicester were as plucky as ever, especially when they went down to 10 men, but they were always going to be up against it and for me Villa were worthy winners.

"It's been combative but there has been a good spirit about it. There have been plenty of handshakes after strong challenges. The one question I would like to put to the referee, is what he made of all that between Paul Konchesky and Alan Hutton (see 80 mins)."

FULL-TIME

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Back-to-back Premier League wins for Aston Villa as Leicester's winless run stretches to 10 matches.

Managers Paul Lambert and Nigel Pearson have a long chat post the final whistle. Probably a good idea for Pearson to stay away from the away fans this evening...

Nigel Pearson and Paul Lambert
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CLOSE!

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

So close for Leicester as Chris Wood fires inches wide...

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Deep into four minutes of injury time.

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

The free-kick is cleared and, after another cross comes in, Brad Guzan collects for Aston Villa.

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Free-kick awarded to Leicester 40 yards from goal. Chance to load the box....

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel has the ball for Leicester and punts it long....

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Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Gareth Whalley: It's a soft red card (see 80 mins) but the players got him sent off. Only captains should be allowed to talk to referee, import some rugby respect.

Paul Cate: Aston Villa even have defenders who score. Who said they had problems scoring eh?

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Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Acrobatic effort from Leicester's Esteben Cambiasso but his over-head kick goes well wide.

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

"You want the home side to play with a little more composure now and to think about how you play against 10 men. Keep the ball and make them chase."

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

It looks like Leicester's winless run is about to stretch to 10 matches but can they nick an equaliser? Into the last five minutes.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City and Kieran Richardson of Aston Villa
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Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

At the other end, Aston Villa have chances to extend their lead as first Jack Grealish has a shot blocked before Gabriel Agbonlahor's effort is parried away by Kasper Schemiechel. He was offside anyway.

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

The red card appears to have brought Leicester to life. Matt James sees a shot deflected wide before a corner flashes dangerously across goal to safety.

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

"It was certainly a free-kick for the initial challenge by Paul Konchesky but I didn't think it was that bad. Alan Hutton was on the ground but he didn't half jump up quickly. It's a nightmare for Leicester, they had Wes Morgan sent off on Tuesday and now it has happened again. It was probably for Konchesky's reaction but even then Hutton was actually more aggressive."

RED CARD FOR LEICESTER

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester - Paul Konchesky

Controversy here as Leicester's left back is given a straight red. Paul Konchesky fouls Alan Hutton on the left touchline before appearing to say something to the stricken defender. Both players then push their heads together and the Leicester man sees red. Hutton gets away with yellow.

Paul Konchesky is sent off
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Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Former Liverpool defender Jim Beglin

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

"Kasper Schmeichel may have conceded two but he is having a great evening. That is a wonderful save. But maybe Christian Benteke should have headed across the goalkeeper. There's a great intensity about this game now. It means so much to both teams."

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

A final throw of the dice for Leicester as Marc Albrighton replaces Jeffrey Schlupp. The former Villa midfielder will be asked to get forward as much as he can.